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  • 1. OCLC Update Myrtle Myers Management Systems [email_address]

2. Agenda

  • WorldCat Collection Analysis- ILL Analysis
  • Making the Most of Deflection Options
  • OCLC Delivery Services Update

3. WorldCat Collection Analysis ILL Analysis: Making more informed collection development decisions 4. WorldCat Collection Analysis

  • Enables libraries to:
    • Analyze collection by age, subject and format
    • Compare collection to other OCLC member libraries
  • Based on OCLC Conspectus
    • Supports LC, Dewey, & NLM classification systems
  • Provides reports:
    • Online access via FirstSearch
    • Data always available & refreshed quarterly
    • Title-level information from WorldCat
    • Tab-delimited and exportable

5. Reports for individual libraries

  • Compare collection to authoritative lists (Booklist, Outstanding Academic Titles, etc.)
  • Compare to predefined groups (Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges, Google Nine, etc.)
  • Analyze Circulation usage statistics & trends
  • Analyze ILL usage statistics & trends

6. ILL Analysis

    • Offers libraries a broader understanding of how their collection is being used.
    • Available for individual subscribers who use WorldCat Resource Sharing.
    • Turn-key feature can be added through the Admin Module of FirstSearch.

7. Data to Analyze Screen 8. Borrowing Analysis Request Date 9. Borrowing Analysis Request Date Row Graph 10. Borrowing Analysis Request Frequency 11. Borrowing Analysis Request Cost 12. Navigation Options 13. Lending Analysis Request Date 14. Analyze what your library borrows items that supplement your collection 15. WorldCat Collection Analysis Data to Analyze 16. Borrowing Analysis Request Date 17. Borrowing Analysis Limit Analysis Request Date 18. Borrowing Analysis Limit Analysis Request Date 19. Borrowing Analysis Request Date Limits applied 20. Borrowing Analysis Title List 21. Borrowing Analysis Export of Title level data 22. Compare borrowing requests over timeto identify acquisition priorities 23. Borrowing Analysis Request Frequency 24. Borrowing Analysis - Limit Analysis Request Frequency 25. Borrowing Analysis Request Frequency Limits applied 26. Best Practices Scenarios

  • Analyze Collection Gaps Highlights techniques you can use to analyze collection gaps and identify areas of relative strength compared to a peer group. Also shows how to share the analysis you create with those responsible for budget development and materials acquisition.
  • Annual Collection Review Illustrates how WorldCat Collection Analysis can be used to make and support informed decisions on which titles to retain, weed, and acquire as a result of an annual collection review.
  • Changing Demographics Demonstrates how to expand your library's collection to better serve a targeted segment of your constituency. The tutorial shows how to determine the strength of your current collection and build a prioritized acquisitions list based on peer comparisons and items frequently borrowed via ILL.
  • Introduction to using Excel with WorldCat Collection Analysis Provides a brief introduction to some of the more common actions within Microsoft Excel. You can practice using the exercises as you watch the tutorial or view the tutorial and complete the practice exercises at a later time.
  • Preparing for DigitizationProjects Demonstrates how to use WorldCat Collection Analysis to identify unique items in your collection for inclusion in a digitization project. Includes examples of how to export records to create spreadsheets that support your decision-making

http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/collectionanalysis/default.htm 27. For more information

  • Success stories
  • http://www.oclc.org/collectionanalysis/success/
  • Documentation on the OCLC Web site includes a User Guide, demonstrations, the conspectus, FAQs and more
  • http://www.oclc.org/collectionanalysis/
  • Join the Collection Analysis discussion list
  • https://www3.oclc.org/app/listserv/


  • Questions?

29. WorldCat Resource Sharing Making the most of deflection 30. Deflection Options

  • Non-supplier
    • Nothing loaned or copied
  • Policy level deflection
    • Level (on/off/review indicator)
    • Deflection Profile
      • Format
      • OCLC Group
      • Maximum Cost
      • Age of Material

31. Deflection Options(cont.)

  • Lending & Reproduction Policies in Local Holdings Records
    • Title level policies
    • Overrides any PD deflection settings

32. Levels of Deflection Supplier Status Moves to next lender No LHR Bytes Set Policies Deflection Set Follows rules set in LHR Yes Follows rules set in PD Yes Request goes to lender 33. Example Special Collection

  • Special Collection that cannot be used for lending
    • Consulted with:
      • Head of Special Collections
      • Individual curators
  • Created Local Holdings Records
    • 008/byte 20 Will not lend
    • 008/byte 21 Will not reproduce
  • Result
    • Fill rate is up to 56% from 49%

34. Example eSerials

  • Goal
    • Be able to show patrons what e-journals are available
    • Not get ILL requests from e-journals that they dont have the rights to use for interlibrary loan
    • Fill requests for titles they do have the rights to use for interlibrary loan

35. Example eSerials

  • Approach
    • Set holdings on E-journals using the OCLC eSerials Holdings service
      • http://www.oclc.org/us/en/eserialsholdings/overview/default.htm
    • Policy Level deflection
    • Create LHRs for those titles that can be used for interlibrary loan
      • 008/byte 20 Will not lend
      • 008/byte 21 Will not reproduce

36. General Deflection Statistics

  • 1.2 million deflections
    • Estimate approx 40% are LHR-related deflections
  • 1,500 institutions have set deflection policies
  • 2,200 deflection policies


  • Questions?

38. OCLC Delivery Services Update 39. Enhancements 40. Printout Redesign.

  • Two-per-page printouts (April 2008)
    • Contacted users again for feedback on re-redesign
      • 13 out of 20 librarians responded They want all the information on separate lines
      • Want the following fields to always appear
        • Call number
        • Shipped date
        • Lending charges
        • Returned date

41. Lender Responses (July 2008) Reasons for No

  • Added
  • Branch policy problem
  • Renamed
  • Lacking / Volume Issue(Old version: Lacking)
  • Not on shelf / Missing(Old version: Not on shelf)
  • Technical Processing(Old version: In process)

42. Lender Responses (July 2008) Reasons for No

  • Retired
  • Charges
  • Locations not found
  • On reserve(now use: In use / on loan)
  • On hold(now use: In use / on loan)
  • Lost(now use: Not on shelf / Missing)
  • Not found as cited(moved to Conditional response)
  • Lacks copyright compliance(moved to Conditional response)

43. Lender Responses (July 2008) System Supplied Conditional Notes

  • Moved from Reason for No
  • Not found as cited
  • Lacks copyright compliance
  • New
  • Duplicate request?
  • Borrower concerns / please contact lender

44. System Supplied Library Defined 45. ILLiad coming soon

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